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What is a Geo-IP URL?

In general, when a user accesses one of the MeL eResources using one of these Geo-IP URLs, it will check to see if the user is coming from a registered IP address (on the vendor end), then check to see if a user is within Michigan (based on their IP address). View the MeL eResources Access page for detailed access information.

  • If a user is coming from either a registered IP address or from within Michigan, then they will be allowed to access the resource.
  • If the user isn't seen as coming from Michigan, then in most cases, the user will be directed to a page to authenticate using either:
    • A valid Michigan driver's license number or an official State of Michigan ID card number (available at any Secretary of State's office for Michigan residents who are non-drivers).
    • Patrons of most participating MeLCat libraries may enter their library barcode numbers.
    • Vendor login credentials.
  • There will be instances of users from within Michigan being prompted to log in as not everyone within Michigan is seen as coming from a Michigan IP address.

These links will only count towards an individual library's statistics for the EBSCO eResources as long as the vendor has those IP addresses registered on their end.


Contact MeL eResources Support Staff ( for more details. To register or report any additions or changes to your library's IP address, use the IP Reporting Form.


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Alt HealthWatch

Applied Science & Technology Source

Art & Architecture Source

Associates Programs Source

Auto Repair Source

Biography Reference Source

Britannica Fundamentals

Britannica School

Britannica School - Elementary

Britannica School - High

Britannica School - Middle

Business Book Summaries

Career Exploration from EBSCO LearningExpress

Career Preparation from EBSCO LearningExpress

Caribbean Search

Central & Eastern European Academic Source

College Admissions Test Preparation from EBSCO LearningExpress

College Students from EBSCO LearningExpress

College Success Skills from EBSCO LearningExpress

Computer Skills Center from EBSCO LearningExpress

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Information - Arabic

Consumer Health Information - Chinese (Simplified)

Consumer Health Information - Chinese (Traditional)

Consumer Reports

eBook (Full EBSCO Collection)

eBook Academic Collection

eBook Business Collection

eBook Collection

eBook High School Collection

eBook K-8 Collection

eBook Public Library Collection

EBSCO eResources (All EBSCOhost eResources)

EBSCO LearningExpress

Education Source

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale Directory Library)

English Language Arts Skills from EBSCO LearningExpress

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Environment Complete

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

Explora for Educators

Explora for High Schools

Explora for Middle Schools

Explora for Primary Schools

Explora for Public Libraries

Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Gale eBooks

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Health Source - Consumer Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

High School Equivalency Center from EBSCO LearningExpress

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History Reference Source

Hobbies & Crafts Source

Home Improvement Source

Humanities Source

Jewish Studies Source

Job and Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Library

Legal Information Source

Legal Source

Library & Information Science Source

Literary Reference Source

MAS Complete

MasterFILE Complete

Math and Science Skills from EBSCO LearningExpress

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Michigan History Magazine

Middle Search Plus

MyHeritage Library Edition

Newspaper Source Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Source

Points of View Reference Source

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Prepare for College from EBSCO LearningExpress

PrepSTEP for College from EBSCO LearningExpress

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Read It!

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes from EBSCO LearningExpress

Referencia Latina

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Salud en Español

Science Reference Source

Small Business Source

Small Engine Repair Source

Social Studies Skills from EBSCO LearningExpress

Turfgrass Information Center

Vocational Studies Premier

World Book Early Learning

World Book Kids